The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Ward, Hon. Ebenezer
Ward, Hon. Ebenezer, M.P., was clerk in charge and accountant of the party which accompanied Mr. Finnis in his ill-starred expedition to the Northern Territory in 1864, and has been a member of the Legislative Assembly, with slight intermission, since 1870. He was Minister of Agriculture and Education in the Boucant Ministry from June 1875 to March 1876, and in Mr. Colton's Government from June 1876 to Oct. 1877. Mr. Ward, who carried the Public Instruction Bill, sits for Frome in the Legislative Assembly, and was chosen Chairman of Committees in 1884, but was not re-elected in 1890. In 1889 Mr. Ward received the Queen's permission to bear the title of Honourable within the colony.